Thursday, May 26, 2011

A fabric basket filled with extras

In this post I showed you the little basket I made for the Fabric Basket Swap. It was a secret swap and the person I had to send my basket to, was not the same as the person who made a basket for me. Last week a got an email reveiling who was making a basket for me, and yesterday a rather big box arrived. It came from the lovely Monica. She appears to be a very talented and creative quilter, and she made me the most awesome fabric basket.


Some beautiful pieced flowers,


In a vase with some reverse applique on it.

made together this lovely picture


I love the way the black and white fabric is used; it’s almost like a framed painting. Inside the basket and on the back there are two pockets, and the quilting is impeccable.

But that was not all!!  As I said, a rather big box was delivered. As Monica already mentioned in her email, she wanted to add some extra goodies, and she did:


A beautiful charm pack (Dilly Dally by Me & My Sister Designs), a bundle of bright, colourful fabrics and a matching black and white fabric (Night and Day by Robert Kaufman).

One of the things I learned this year since I started blogging, is that swapping is addictive. But this way it really feels more like having my birthday.

Groetjes, Dorien


Naturally Carol said...

I also feel that way when anything comes through the mail..even fabric that I have ordered! I know you'll create amazing things with those beautiful bright fabrics.

Teje said...

Hi Dorien! That was a fantastic parcel! I love that basket and the idea for hexacon flowers is great! So beautiful fabrics - have a lovely sewing time! x Teje